This ancient quotation is an important reminder. First it makes reference to the importance of moderation—often an elusive emotional state. . .
Our addictions often break us. When the emotional patterns that underlie our addictions become powerful enough, they can overwhelm our ability to. . .
After the initial process of breaking our bond to the specific substance or behavior through which our addictions expressed themselves, recovery becomes a process of. . .
Moving from what we refer to as addiction to what we call recovery means doing something new. Whether the focus on recovery is simply abstinence or a process. . .
The manifestation of addiction is very subtle in the beginning. Rarely does any person make a conscious decision to become addicted to something or even. . .
These five simple words tell us so much. One of the quickest paths toward emotional comfort and security is being content with who and how we are. For successful. . .
At the very root of successful recovery from addiction is self-care. Or, stated inversely, the care of self. Addiction, itself, is. . .
An important purpose of addiction recovery is to become aware of, and ultimately heal, the underlying emotional patterns that sabotage our ability to feel satisfied. . .
Our addictions represent a dream. When we find ourselves stuck within the rigid emotional structures erected by our addictions, there is an underlying attempt to. . .
A hallmark of being locked within addictive patterns is regret. Addictive patterns demand that we prioritize them. At various levels. . .